In today's news roundup, Tunisia's president ends Parliament after it criticizes his actions, Russia demands payment for its natural gas in rubles, and a large Airbus airplane makes a 3-hour flight powered by cooking oil.
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Starlink, a new satellite internet system from the company SpaceX, is changing the world more quickly than many people expected. The system can be very useful in remote areas and emergency situations, but it also presents several important problems.
As the world depends more and more on computers and smart phones, many countries are thinking about making a digital version of their currency. These "digital currencies" could offer many advantages, but they also have a number of downsides.
Over a hundred years after it sank near Antarctica, the ship of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton has been found. The ship, called 'Endurance', sank after it got trapped in the ice in the Weddell Sea in 1915. Now it has been found using underwater robots.
Every year, as many as 50,000 elephants in Africa are killed illegally for their ivory tusks. Now scientists have improved DNA methods that allow them to match up tusks, and help track down criminal gangs that are selling the ivory.
When someone damages their backbone, the injury can leave them paralyzed and unable to walk. Now, scientists have given three paralyzed men the ability to walk again, thanks to a device placed in their spine. Incredibly, the men were able to walk in just hours.
In today's news roundup, Greece and Turkey struggle to deal with an unusual snow storm, Ayesha Malik becomes the first woman to join Pakistan's Supreme Court, and a Japanese company is selling a very expensive flying motorcycle.
Scientists have come up with a new way of identifying animals in an area - by testing DNA sucked out of the air. The researchers believe their new method could help scientists keep track of animals that are hard to spot, including endangered animals.
Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
In today's news roundup, the United States marks one year since its Capitol was attacked by supporters of Donald Trump, five major nuclear powers say a nuclear war should never be fought, and BMW shows off an electric car that can change colors.
On December 25, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space. The telescope is expected to teach scientists much about how stars, galaxies, and systems of planets develop, and could bring new information about the early history of the universe.